Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Klown - the most talked about Danish comedy of the year!

"KLOWN mines the same excruciatingly awkward turf as Larry David and Ricky Gervais, but takes it much, much further."

Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard

“Raunchy, fearless and awesome.” – Eric Kohn, indieWIRE

“Hands down the funniest film of the year! …Plays like a superior, and way grosser, version of The Hangover.” – Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice

**WINNER: FANTASTIC FEST 2011 – Best Comedy Film**

Produced by Lars Von Trier's production company, Zentropa, KLOWN follows two wildly inappropriate friends — played by celebrated international comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen — as they run amok through the Danish countryside. Frank and Casper plan to canoe down the Danish countryside on a testosterone driven weekend in search of women, debauchery, and more women.  However, their adulterous adventure is hampered when Frank's girlfriend reveals she is pregnant and believes he is not suited to be a father.  Determined to prove her wrong, Frank kidnaps his 12-year-old nephew to exemplify his readiness for fatherhood.  Yet Casper will not let their highly anticipated weekend be ruined by a child, forcing Frank to take Bo along for the wildly inappropriate ride.

KLOWN will open in theaters and on VOD platforms simultaneously on theaters July 27th, 2012. Warner Bros has recently acquired the rights to remake the film, with Danny McBride set to write and star.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ParaNorman / Comic-Con Save The Date

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Friday, July 13, 2012 – Comic-Con, San Diego, CA

TBA - ParaNorman Panel in Hall H

Talent participating at the panel include: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Director/Screenwriter Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell and President of LAIKA/Lead Animator/Producer Travis Knight

12:00PM – 12:45PM – Television Interviews at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Level, Room TBA

Talent participating in television interviews include : Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Director/Screenwriter Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell

1:00PM – 2:00PM – Roundtable Print Interviews at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Level, Room TBA

Talent participating in roundtable interviews include: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Director/Screenwriter Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, President of LAIKA/Lead Animator/Producer Travis Knight, Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean
In theaters everywhere, August 17, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012


Your mother would not approve.

When Johnny Bennett was little, he wished his Teddy Bear could be real, so that he would have a best friend forever. 27 years later, they’re still “thunder-buddies for life!” John (Mark Wahlberg) lives with the woman of his dreams, Lori (Mila Kunis) and his living teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane).

The thunder buddies do everything together, smoke pot, watch Flash Gordon on TV, and drink. Ted had his time of celebrity as being the world’s only living teddy bear and the limelight and like most celebrities of the 80’s has fallen into obscurity in Boston. Lori wants John to grow up a little and take their four year relationship more serious, which means Ted needs to move out. How does a woman make a man chose between his best friend and girlfriend?

Ok seriously, you’re coming to watch this movie because you want to see a teddy bear swear, drink, smoke pot, and get it on with women. It’s the same Family Guy humor you either love or hate. The movie makes no sense, but it is funny nearly the entire time. Notice I said “nearly?” The scenes without Ted are rather slow and boring. Ted even manages to acquire a creepy stalker. How does a toy with no lungs get high, no stomach get drunk, and no…um… well… get with women?

Like a lot of movies out, this movie panders to the 80’s crowd again. Really? Speaking as someone who lived through them, the 80’s weren’t as great as the movies are trying to portray them. So, If you like the Family Guy cartoons and want to see a teddy bear act like your loser uncle/cousin/brother, go out and get yourself a ticket. Otherwise, wait until it hits video. It is funny enough to sit through.
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Director: Seth MacFarlane
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Seth MacFarlane

Dave Murawski 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DAYS OF THE DEAD To Giveaway 5 Limited Edition THEY LIVE Posters Signed and Numbered by RODDY PIPER With Weekend Pass Pre-Order

Wanna score a limited edition THEY LIVE poster signed by RODDY PIPER? DAYS OF THE DEAD is giving away 5 exclusive posters from their recently SOLD OUT screening of They Live at the New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles California. These are the last 5 out of the only 50 that were printed and each is signed and numbered by star, Roddy Piper! DAYS OF THE DEAD will be randomly selecting 5 names from all VIP and Weekend pass pre-orders for DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis through the end of pre-sale on June 30th. Winners will be announced on July 1st and given their poster at the show! Havent ordered you passes for DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis? Time is running out! Go to to get yours today!

DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis happens July 6th-8th at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in Indianapolis, IN. Special guests scheduled to appear include JOHN WATERS, DANNY TREJO, DEREK MEARS, BILL MOSELEY, TRACI LORDS, ACE FREHLEY, EERIE VON, DICK MILLER, and the largest TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise reunion ever assembled!

For full details, including guests, events, and more, visit

Disney & Pixar get 'Brave' and push the bar a little further.

You’ve come to know your Disney Princess movies. Young headstrong girl gets herself into trouble, meets a prince, falls in love, engages the villain, prince rescues her, curse is broken, true-love wins out, and They All Live Happily Ever After, right? Well forget that stuff!
In Brave, Princess Merida is still the headstrong daughter of a Scottish King. She’s just found out that she has to choose a husband from one of the three clans and she’s not happy about it. Her mother, the Queen is always on her about how to be a proper princess and what her responsibilities are and Merida hates it.  Sound familiar to any of you moms and daughters out there? So she finds a loophole in the tradition of her people and brings her people to the brink of war just to defy her mother.

She wants to change her fate, and with the help of a strange woman in the woods, she does just that, just not in the way she was expecting. Disney has done a pretty good job keeping the plot under wraps, but I’m sure if anyone’s been paying attention to the trailers and merchandise on the store shelves you have a hint on what “Changing her mother and her fate,” Merida accidentally on purpose causes.

This movie is a keeper, but be warned. There are a few scenes in which a bear fight might get a little tense for your kids. My 4 year olds were a “little scared” of the bear. Disney breaks tradition of their own by not establishing a prince in this one. There’s also no real nefarious villain. The main story revolves around Merida and her mother restoring their bond. Watch for another comical first as Disney shows some cartoon nudity. Before you get all offended, it’s mild and works for the scenes in a hilarious way.

So, Prince-less Princess, no villain acting on evil purposes, cartoon nudity, and a little dark scenery and you have the new Disney Princess. Disney has already put a lot of effort into Merida being a success with establishing a Meet and Greet encounter in the Magic Kingdom weeks before the movie even released. I think it will get a positive reception. I watched a lot of mother-daughter knowing smiles and bonding on the way out of the theater.

So go take a look, and let the kids know a head of time that there may be some scary parts.
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Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane

Dave Murawski  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jax Film Fest & WJCT Present Singalong Screenings

Jax Film Fest and WJCT are proud to present a Singalong Screening of the original "The Muppet Movie."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


That’s my boy, also known as “one of the typical Adam Sandler movies.”

A few things in life are constant. You will have traffic when you are late, you will always meet someone important after you spill something on your pants, and Adam Sandler movies will be all alike. “That’s my boy” is no different for the perpetually trapped in the 80’s Sandler.

Sandler movies consist of: 80’s soundtrack, awkward main character that gets made fun of by others, Sandler acting with a goofy voice from back when he was a comedian, Sandler with silly hair, strangely endearing old woman who says and does inappropriate things, and what I like to call the Sandler gross out.

The Sandler “gross out” is some sort of movie madness that attempts to make you cringe because of the awkwardness, grossness, or surprising character behavior. This movie will make you laugh because of the train wreck effect. You want to see what craziness will happen next, but it really has nothing to do with the plot.

 Donny (Adam Sandler) was a grade school kid who was seduced and exposed by his grade school teacher who gets pregnant before she goes to prison shooting Donny into the infamous tabloid spotlight. Todd (Andy Samberg) is his son, who changed his name from Han Solo to start life anew after not so awesome father figure, Donny, dropped out of his life. Donny needs money or he goes to prison for not paying income taxes. Todd is now a well-to-do broker getting married, and succeeding in life. So Donny shows up on the doorstep winning over the soon-to-be family and creating discomfort to the son he’s trying to get money from.

Silliness, gross deeds, inappropriate behavior, unbelievable plot turns, cameos from people whom have fallen out of the limelight, drinking, nudity, and WTF moments. Yep, it’s a typical Adam Sandler movie. Attempt to heartwarming ending ruined by odd character portrayal and we’re done. If you like Sandler movies, this will be your cup of tea. If you don’t get him, you won’t like it. You will laugh at the odd behavior and “oh crap!” moments, but once you’ve seen it…. You can check it off the list and let it blend into your past.

Dave Murawski

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Ultimate DANKO JONES DVD Collection to be Released in the United States on July 3, 2012

Double Disc DVD includes Short Film featuring ELIJAH WOOD, SELMA BLAIR, LEMMY (Motörhead) and More!

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New Documentary: Bring On The Mountain WORLD PREMIERE at NXNE 2012 on June 12, 2012

NEW ALBUM Coming Fall 2012!

Canadian rock phenomenon DANKO JONES is gearing up to release the first ever official DANKO JONES DVD, entitled Bring On The Mountain on July 3, 2012 in the United States. The two-disc DVD features a comprehensive 90 minute documentary spanning the band’s incredible career, including a slew of exclusive live clips from some of their most memorable performances from around the world. In order to give their fans the best viewing experience possible, the band has blended the greatest clips and moments captured on video throughout their career—forming the outstanding DVD that rabid DANKO JONES fans have been clamoring for. Shot by the Diamond Bros., the documentary offers a unique insight into the ups and downs of one of the hardest working bands around today.

An extra special treat for fans comes in the format of a short film titled The Ballad of Danko Jones. Based on Danko Jones’ most recent video trilogy, the film features actors Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, Ralph Macchio, Jena Malone, musicians Lemmy (Motorhead), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), and many other familiar faces. All 19 music videos the band has ever made, including videos that have not been available in over 10 years, are also included.

The world premiere of Bring On The Mountain will take place at the National Film Board during the NXNE Film Festival in Toronto, ON on June 12, 2012 (encore performance on June 15), followed by The Ballad of Danko Jones on June 13. Although DANKO JONES will be busy touring in Europe, directors Josh and Jason Diamond will be on hand for the premiere.

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DANKO JONES recently wrapped up recording a new album at Noble Street Studios in their hometown of Toronto, ON with producer Matt DeMatteo, and is currently in Vancouver working on the final mixes with engineer Mike Fraser. The currently untitled album is expected to be released early fall 2012.

DANKO JONES’ most recent full-length release, Below the Belt, is the band’s most successful album in many years and includes their biggest commercial radio single to date, entitled ‘Full of Regret’. The single was one of the most played rock songs on Canadian radio in 2010 and charted within the Top 30 on the US Active Rock charts. The album also charted in seven European countries + Canada, including a top 10 position in Sweden. The band’s music has been featured on television on HBO’s True Blood and CSI: NY, on video games like Need for Speed Nitro and NHL 2011, and on the Saw VI and VII soundtracks—just to name a few. DANKO JONES has performed with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, The Rolling Stones, and more and have sold-out numerous headline tours of Europe and Canada.

DANKO JONES will be taking part in a special European festival run kicking off on June 7, 2012 in Sweden at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg. Fall dates in both the U.S. and Canada will be announced shortly along with more European dates. See below for all currently confirmed international tour dates.

06.07 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
06.09 – Millencolin 20 year festival, Örebro, Sweden
06.15 – Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria, Spain
06.28 – Open Air St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
07.13 – Optimus Live, Lisbon, Portugal
07.19 – Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
07.20 – Devilside, Oberhausen, Germany
08.01 – Wacken Festival, Germany (Spoken Word)
08.02 – Wacken Festival, Germany (Spoken Word)
08.17 – Rockstad, Falun, Sweden
10.16 – Circus, Helsinki, Finland
10.21 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
10.24 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.25 – AB, Brussels, Belgium
10.26 – Le Trabendo, Paris, France
10.29 – Arena, Wien, Austria
10.30 – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
10.31 – Theater Fabrik, Münich, Germany
11.01 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
11.02 – FZW, Dortmund, Germany
11.03 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

Danko Jones (vocals/guitar)
John 'JC' Calabrese (bass guitar)
Atom Willard (drums)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted

I’d be “Lion” if I told you it was bad.

Usually by the time a “kids” movie hits the triquel (sequel + 1) level you don’t expect too much out of it. Studios sometimes send them straight to video. Well throw that thinking away! (At least for Madagascar).

They’re all back. Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith), Melman (David Schwimmer), the Penguins, King Julien, the Chimps, and it’s another crazy ride. The penguins and chimps left to get help and gamble at Monte Carlo and Alex is getting tired of waiting for their return to save them from Madagascar and take them back to their zoo in New York. That leaves only one thing to do, get back on their own.

The zoo crew shows up in Monte Carlo where they stir up some trouble and get a predatory animal control officer, Captain Chantel DuBois, on their tails. Pretending to be circus animals, they escape on a circus train. The plan is to travel to London, perform for an American talent agent, and head back to New York. There are only a few hitches. The circus performs poorly, Captain Dubois will not give up the hunt, and they need an act.

This movie made kids squeal with laughter, adults chuckle out loud, and had music and quotes that stuck with you for the rest of the day. You’re kids will love the movie, even if they haven’t seen the first two movies. You may be surprised if after the movie you feel the urge to buy a rainbow afro wig. Grab the kids and go have some fun. 

Dave Murawski